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  • How 9/11 mastermind revealed to mafia capo an Al Qaeda plot to bring down airliner

    04/16/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 14, 2013 | Laura Collins
    The FBI had advance warning of an al-Qaeda plot to bring down a commercial airliner on American soil just weeks before the 1996 TWA 800 crash that claimed 230 civilian lives. Now, a series of previously-confidential FBI documents obtained by investigative journalist Peter Lance and seen by MailOnline, provide compelling evidence that the crash was an act of terror orchestrated by the man now believed by many to be the true architect of 9/11. Speaking to MailOnline Lance said: ‘Who wants to have an act of terror on their watch especially an act of terror where an argument could be...
  • Mumbai: possible Tiger links probed (Hillary Clinton's background and Ram Ranjan?)

    12/01/2008 9:50:21 PM PST · by earmarksrus · 7 replies · 821+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | December 1, 2008 | Tom Lamb
    Link "Pakistan told Indian officials to look into all aspects, including an LTTE or Al-Qaeda connection. Pakistan also informed India that some of the terrorists appeared to be South Indians and looked like LTTE cadres. India investigated every angle," the official said. London's Pakistani High Commissioner in an interview told BBC over the weekend that some of the terrorists looked very much like South Indians. From Sir Lanka Ministry of Defence ....... A little known terror outfit "Deccan Mujahideen" has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Anti-terrorist operations are continuing as Indian security forces take on the formidable mission to...
  • Terrorist serving life for role in 1993 WTC bombing reportedly sues to end solitary

    02/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | FoxNews
    A convicted terrorist serving life with no parole plus 240 years for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be let out of solitary confinement. "I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day," he reportedly wrote in confidential government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times. His terror acts were funded by Al Qaeda and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is allegedly the...
  • World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef files lawsuit over solitary

    02/17/2013 2:39:18 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    North Iowa Today ^ | 17 February 2013`
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Convicted terrorist Ramzi Yousef filed a lawsuit seeking release from solitary confinement in a high-security U.S. prison. Yousef, 44, has been in solitary for 15 years and said keeping him there indefinitely despite his good behavior amounted to a violation of his due process. A federal judge is expected to rule soon on whether the lawsuit can go to trial, the Los Angeles Times said Sunday. Yousef was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people were killed and more than 1,000 were...
  • Bomber’s plea: Man behind ’93 WTC attack wants prison rules eased

    08/23/2012 4:39:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/22/12 | Robert Gearty
    The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has apparently grown tired of all those pesky rules at a maximum-security prison known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” Ramzi Yousef, 44, serving a life sentence plus 240 years at the so-called Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., is asking an appeals court to soften restrictions at the lockup. Yousef lives in solitary confinement in a 7-foot-by-11-foot cell and says he no longer poses a threat. His lawyer, Bernard Kleinman, says the government has never explained why Yousef is still being held under special administrative measures, also known as SAMs. “They...
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • The Ramzi Yousef Standard (Plea Bargains for Terrorists)

    01/06/2010 6:24:06 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies · 399+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 6, 2009 | Staff
    The failed terrorist attack aboard Northwest Flight 253 is proving to be highly educational, not least about the Obama Administration and its pre-September 11 antiterror worldview. Yesterday, the White House reversed itself on repatriating Guantanamo detainees to chaotic Yemen, a step in the right direction. Now if it would only revisit its Ramzi Yousef standard for interrogating captured terrorists like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Ramzi Yousef, you may recall, was the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 who is now serving a life sentence in a supermax prison in Colorado. The Obama Administration likes to cite his...
  • Gems, AlQaida And Murder. Mystery Over Killing Of Osama Bin Laden's Friend

    03/01/2007 5:04:58 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 814+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-2-2007 | NickFleming
    Gems, al-Qaida and murder. Mystery over killing of Osama Bin Laden's friend · Saudi man's death was political, say his family· US secret service was monitoring his activities Nick Fielding Friday March 2, 2007 The Guardian (UK) Pallbearers carry the coffin of Muhammad Jamal Khalifa at Ivato airport in Antananarivo, in Madagascar. Photograph: Jasleen Sethi/Reuters When Muhammad Jamal Khalifa was found dead at a remote gemstone mine in south-eastern Madagascar at the end of January, local police quickly put the murder down to a business deal gone wrong. The Saudi businessman, 49, had had to call in local police to...
  • Rudy's Ties to a Terror Sheikh

    11/27/2007 3:53:44 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 15 replies · 302+ views
    Village Voice ^ | ovember 27, 2007 | Wayne Barrett
    Giuliani's business contracts tie him to the man who let 9/11's mastermind escape the FBI Three weeks after 9/11, when the roar of fighter jets still haunted the city's skyline, the emir of gas-rich Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifah al-Thani, toured Ground Zero. Although a member of the emir's own royal family had harbored the man who would later be identified as the mastermind of the attack—a man named Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, often referred to in intelligence circles by his initials, KSM—al-Thani rushed to New York in its aftermath, offering to make a $3 million donation, principally to the families...
  • Jailed '93 WTC bomber claims he's now a Christian (new updates)

    10/12/2007 8:58:15 AM PDT · by xjcsa · 42 replies · 1,184+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 12, 2007 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - Muslim terrorist Ramzi Yousef once bombed the World Trade Center for Allah, but now he purports to have found Jesus and converted to Christianity, according to new reports. The Daily News recently learned that Yousef has shaved his beard, stopped reading the Muslim holy book, the Koran, and now eats pork, which is forbidden in Islam. Yousef, the nephew of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, was convicted and is serving a life term for detonating a truck bomb under the twin towers in 1993 and plotting to blow up U.S.-bound airliners over the Pacific. But since his capture...

    10/11/2007 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 125 replies · 2,980+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 11, 2007 | Drudge Flash
    Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, claims he converted from Islam to Christianity, Scott Pelley reports in a story that brings viewers inside the secretive "Supermax" prison where he is being held. Pelley also reports that some 900 force feedings were performed on other al-Qaeda terrorists who went on repeated hunger strikes to protest conditions at the Colorado top-security federal prison. The 60 MINUTES segment will be broadcast Sunday Oct. 14 (7:30-9:00 PM, ET/7:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. The prison in Florence, Colo., which the government calls ADX-Florence for...
  • Malaysia orders terror suspect held, says he has more to tell about al-Qaeda

    01/28/2004 10:30:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 992+ views
    AP Wire | January 28 2004 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has extended for two more years the imprisonment of a terror suspect linked to al-Qaeda's attempts to produce chemical and biological weapons, saying he has more information about terrorist operations. Yazid Sufaat, a U.S.-trained biochemist and former Malaysian army captain, was arrested in late 2001 as he returned home from Afghanistan, where officials say he was working on a biological and chemical weapons program for al-Qaeda that was ended by the U.S.-led war. Since then, he has been held without trial under Malaysia's Internal Security Act on accusations of being a member of Jemaah...
  • Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots

    09/25/2006 2:55:48 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 43 replies · 1,203+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 25, 2006 | By Laurie Mylroie
    Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots By Laurie Mylroie The American Spectator | September 25, 2006 Cyrus Nowrasteh, scriptwriter for ABC's docudrama The Path to 9/11, defends the film's controversial, invented scenes, noting that the first attack on the World Trade Center occurred one month after Bill Clinton took office, and eight years passed in which Clinton did little to thwart the growing menace. Nowrasteh makes a crucial point, but it is not necessary to resort to fiction. Our understanding of the terrorist attacks -- going back to the 1993 Trade Center bombing -- has become loaded with errors obscuring Clinton's fecklessness....
  • World Trade Center, 1993 Terrorist Attack (don't say it too loudly - Yousef had IRAQI passport)

    09/08/2006 10:14:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 4,866+ views ^ | 9-2006 | Judson Knight
    JUDSON KNIGHT The World Trade Center (WTC) bombing of 1993 has long since been overshadowed by the attack that brought the twin towers down on September 11, 2001. Yet, at the time it occurred, the attack loomed as large on the American landscape as the towers themselves once did on the Manhattan skyline. The attack killed six people and injured more than a thousand, the first casualties from foreign terrorists on U.S. soil. American authorities identified at least eight perpetrators, but questions remain as to the ultimate cause of the attack. The attack and its aftermath. At 12:18 p.m. on...
  • Uncertain Trumpets (Democrats will fail us if given the chance)

    08/12/2006 8:28:04 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 859+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 8-11-06 | Editorial
       Uncertain Trumpets INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 8/11/2006 Leadership: If the foiled airline bomb plot sounded familiar, it should. In 1995, al-Qaida planned the same thing as the Clinton administration slept. Democrats hope to press the snooze button again in November. The 1995 plot was uncovered when Ramzi Yousef, subsequently convicted for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, hastily fled a burning Manila apartment, leaving behind bomb materials and a laptop with disks containing plans for something called Project Bojinka — the Arabic word for "loud explosion." The plot was to blow up 11 American jetliners over the...
  • Pakistan Nets Two Relatives of Sept. 11 Mastermind (related to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed)

    06/15/2004 7:26:53 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 223+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-15-04 | Amir Zia
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan said Tuesday that two suspected militants arrested in the past few days were related to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged brains behind al Qaeda's attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Police arrested ten suspects in the southern port city of Karachi over the weekend, and ministers say one of them had a million dollar reward on his head. "We have arrested Mosaib al Baluchi. He is a nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. There is a reward of a million dollars on him from the Americans," Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat told Reuters...
  • Ramzi Yousef, Oklahoma City, and Al Qaeda: Linked in Documents?

    04/03/2006 5:23:48 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 157 replies · 4,072+ views ^ | April 3, 2006
    Does an obscure document, hidden among the hundreds of documents released recently from Iraq and Afghanistan, provide evidence linking Al Qaeda operative Ramzi Yousef to the Oklahoma City attack on the MurrahBuilding? The Arabic-language handwritten document, numbered AFGP-2002-801138, and available at , contains a series of pages that were written in what appears to be some sort of daily planner. The daily planner appears to be a standard daily calendar/agenda book, containing a daily calendar for the year 2000. The dates within the calendar are in English, and have the Islamic dates for each day as well. The planner...
  • Terry Nichols, Philippines, bombs, etc.

    10/09/2005 4:20:59 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 772+ views
    Terry Nichols, Philippines, bombs, etc. See Mark Tapscott here: “Before Able Danger and Mohamed Atta, There Was Murrah Building Bombing and Hussain Al-Hussaini; Journalist Uncovers OKC Links to 9/11, which links to this L.A. Weekly article: “The Rohrabacher Test: Congressman questions Terry Nichols about Oklahoma City bombing”. The Mark Tapscott link also has a comprehensive statement from Jayna Davis, who has pursued this story for ten long years and has now written a book entitled “The Third Terrorist”. One interesting quote — among many — in the L.A. Weekly piece is from Richard Clarke: Clarke wrote that the theory of...
  • Who's Who on the 9/11 "Independent" Commission?

    08/11/2005 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 14 replies · 2,158+ views
    Independent Media TV ^ | July 21, 2003 | Michael Chossudovsky
    According to The New York Times (8 July 2003): "the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks said today that its work was being hampered by the failure of executive branch agencies, especially the Pentagon and the Justice Department, to respond quickly to requests for documents and testimony." Several alternative media have joined the bandwagon. George W. Bush is accused of obstructing the investigation...Former Jersey governor Thomas Kean, the commission's chairman is presented as an honest and uncompromising individual, who is courageously confronting the US government: "Without greater cooperation, Kean said, ''we cannot do the job we are supposed...
  • Quick - google Dietrich Snell. Explains a lot about AttaGate.

    08/11/2005 1:40:02 PM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 260 replies · 8,947+ views
    google ^ | epluribus_2
    don't have time to elaborate - see for yourself. This guy was the one Able Danger team briefed who decided it was not worthy of inclusion into the 9/11 report or even to the ears of comittee members since it did not fit their conclusions about Atta. THIS NEEDS TO P*O*P!
  • Probe of Muslims intensifies

    08/25/2003 1:50:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 485+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/25/03 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A task force of federal agents has ratcheted up a two-year-old antiterrorism investigation aimed at several Virginia-based Islamic charities suspected of diverting millions of dollars to terror network al Qaeda and other militant radicals.</p> <p>Led by agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI, the task-force probe has targeted a number of people tied to several private companies and interrelated Islamic charities operating out of business fronts in Herndon and Falls Church.</p>
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • New Probe into the Oklahoma City Bombing

    03/31/2005 4:24:53 AM PST · by Peach · 41 replies · 1,525+ views
    Petition Online ^ | March 31, 2005 | John M. Berger
    New Probe into the Oklahoma City Bombing (revised) Sign the Petition To: U.S. Congress (members specified in text) To: U.S. Congress (members specified in text) To: Arlen Specter Chairman, Senate Judicary Committee 711 Hart Building Washington, DC 20510 F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. Chairman, House Judiciary Committee 2138 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dana Rohrabacher Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations House Committee on International Relations Washington, D.C. Office 2338 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 We, the undersigned, believe that the federal government has not adequately disclosed all relevant information concerning the bombing of the Alfred E....
  • After the '93 WTC bombing one of the perps sought refuge in Baghdad. What was his name?

    09/06/2004 5:40:45 PM PDT · by HankReardon · 16 replies · 615+ views
    I need that scumbag's name so I can get more info on him. Was he an Iraqi? Where is he now, taking the eternal dirt nap?
  • TWA Flight 800 and the 9/11 Commission Cover Up: An Interview With Peter Lance

    10/04/2004 9:05:42 PM PDT · by restornu · 62 replies · 2,631+ views
    Writers Write, Inc ^ | (September, 2004) | by Claire E. White
    Was the 9/11 Commission Report a cover up? Were we lied to when we were told that 9/11 was the first time that Al-Qaeda hijacked and destroyed an American jetliner? Five time Emmy® award-winning investigative journalist Journalist Peter Lance and bestselling author Peter Lance asserts just that in his blockbuster new book Cover Up: What the Government is Still Hiding About the War on Terror (HarperCollins). In his 2003 bestselling nonfiction work, 1000 Years for Revenge (HarperCollins), Lance laid bare the plotting and events that led to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. After reading 1000 Years for Revenge, Governor...
  • Oklahoma City: The aftermath; Jack Cashill exposes how FBI helped White House cover up terrorism

    09/27/2004 11:57:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 579+ views ^ | September 24, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    In the case of the Oklahoma City bombing, as we will see in the investigation of TWA Flight 800, the Clinton Justice department's most dazzling sleight of hand was to make the eyewitnesses disappear. The FBI refused to even look at the material Oklahoma City TV reporter Jayna Davis had gathered. Rather than put a single witness on the stand who could place McVeigh in or near Oklahoma City on April 19, the prosecution chose to build an entire case on circumstantial evidence. Much as with TWA 800, the FBI lost all interest in the eyewitnesses as soon as the...
  • Connecting the dots S.B. Writer Peter Lance Dismisses 9/11 Commission Report in Cover Up

    09/09/2004 10:07:42 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 7 replies · 423+ views ^ | September 9, 2004 | Nick Welsh
    news.  a&e.  living.  opinions. classifieds.                                current issue: September 9, 2004 promotions & eventscurrent print ad specials. indy sponsored events. classified specials. News FeatureConnecting the dotsS.B. Writer Peter Lance Dismisses 9/11 Commission Report in Cover Upby Nick WelshPeter Lance is one outraged man. An award-winning, freelance investigative reporter now ensconced in Montecito, Lance has just released a new book, Cover Up: What the Government Is Still Hiding About the War on Terror, blasting the official report recently completed by the 9/11 Commission that details some of the wholesale intelligence failures preceding the most deadly attack ever to...
  • PDB 12/4/1998, Subject: Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks

    07/24/2004 7:14:52 PM PDT · by True Capitalist · 60 replies · 3,637+ views
    The 9/11 Commission Report | 7/22/04 | CIA
    The following is the text of an item from the Presidential Daily Brief received by President William J. Clinton on December 4, 1998. Redacted material is indicated in brackets. SUBJECT: Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks 1. Reporting [—] suggests Bin Ladin and his allies are preparing for attacks in the US, including an aircraft hijacking to obtain the release of Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahman, Ramzi Yousef, and Muhammad Sadiq ‘Awda. One source quoted a senior member of the Gama’at al-Islamiyya (IG) saying that, as of late October, the IG had completed planning for an operation...
  • Why US is wary of Muslims

    07/21/2004 6:26:15 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 20 replies · 1,028+ views
    Malaysia Kini ^ | July 21, 2004 | Eric Mudasi
    I refer to the letter US treating Muslims shoddily. First of all, the Sept 11 hijackers were not Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, or anyone else for that matter. They were Muslims. Three thousand Americans of all faiths were slaughtered. So can you blame the Americans for treating Muslims they way they do? The Americans know that textbooks in some Islamic countries demonise the West. For example, in Saudi Arabia, Saudi schoolchildren are being taught to disparage Christianity and Judaism in a textbook issued by their education ministry. There is no other country on earth where freedom of religion is not just...
  • Consider this: The first World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993...What if?

    07/18/2004 7:59:29 PM PDT · by Jim_Curtis · 41 replies · 2,484+ views
    July 18th, 2004 | Jim Curtis
    On 2/26/93 Saddam's buddy Ramzi Yousef didn't attempt to kill 6 people and mess up a parking ramp real good, they attempted something else. What did they attempt and if they had succeeded at it, what would have been the consequences? Why should the consequences be any different because they didn't succeed at their goal?

    05/30/2004 10:23:11 PM PDT · by cgk · 21 replies · 232+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5-30-04 | Michelle Malkin
    A MENACE - EVEN WHEN THEY'RE CAGED By MICHELLE MALKIN  Email  Archives  Print  Reprint May 30, 2004 -- EVEN being locked behind bars hasn't stopped Islamic extremists from conspiring to wage war on innocent civilians around the world. Abu Qatada, a Syrian militant cleric detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in Britain, allegedly received cellphone calls from a group of Islamist terrorists involved in the recent Madrid train bombings. The terrorists reportedly sought and received permission to blow themselves up while their apartment was surrounded by police on April 3. Britain has identified Qatada as the spiritual guru for 9/11...
  • Iraqi official at 9-11 plot meeting: U.S. finds documents tying Saddam's man to al-Qaida

    05/27/2004 11:28:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 839+ views ^ | May 27, 2004
    Recently translated documents captured by U.S. forces provide new evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rosters of officers in Saddam's Fedayeen list Lt. Col. Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was present at the January 2000 al-Qaida "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9-11 attacks were planned, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fedayeen was the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday, which was deployed to do much of the regime's dirty work. The U.S. has never been sure Shakir was at the Kuala...
  • AHMED CHALABI: The Janos Kadar of Iraq

    05/20/2004 9:54:56 AM PDT · by John Lenin · 19 replies · 321+ views
    .AHMED CHALABI: The Janos Kadar of Iraqby B. RamanThe indications till now are that having occupied Iraq, the US plans to instal Ahmed Chalabi, allegedly a long-time collaborator initially of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and presently of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) of the Pentagon, as the head of the interim Iraqi authority, which would provide an Iraqi facade to the US military rule of Iraq.2. Chalabi, a non-practising Shia and reportedly  a close friend of the late Shah of Iran, the former Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan and Col. Oliver North of the Reagan Administration, whose name...
  • New evidence of Saddam link to 9-11: records indicate Atta meeting with Iraqi official in Prague

    05/06/2004 10:57:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 58 replies · 2,252+ views ^ | Friday, May 7, 2004
    New evidence about a meeting in Prague between September 11 plot leader Mohamed Atta and Iraqi intelligence officer Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani has been uncovered, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service. Investigative journalist Edward J. Epstein has uncovered Czech government visa records indicating al-Ani was posted to the Iraqi embassy in Prague between March 1999 and April 21, 2001, and was involved in handling Iraqi agents. A search of the Iraq Embassy in Prague after the fall of Baghdad to coalition forces revealed al-Ani had scheduled a meeting for April 8, 2001, with a Hamburg student, according to...
  • Gorelick commented PUBLICLY on Bojinka!

    04/30/2004 2:27:10 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 23 replies · 613+ views
    House Judiciary Committee ^ | 25 September 1996 | House Judiciary Committee Testimony
    TESTIMONY OF JAMIE S. GORELICKDEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERALCONCERNING ENCRYPTION AND H.R. 3011BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEESEPTEMBER 25, 1996 Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, for providing me with this opportunity to discuss with you the Administration's policy on the important and complex issue of encryption and our position on H.R. 3011. Although the Department of Justice opposes H.R. 3011, we look forward to continuing the productive discussions we have had with Congress on this issue. Since 1992, when AT&T announced its plan to sell a small, portable telephone device that would provide users with low-cost but robust voice...
  • THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMB: Who is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters

    04/25/2004 6:50:29 PM PDT · by ABrit · 2 replies · 364+ views
    The National Interest ^ | Winter, 1995/96 | Laurie Mylroie
    ........A high wall, in fact, stands between the Justice Department, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on the one hand, and the national security agencies on the other. Once arrests are made, the trials of individual perpetrators take bureaucratic precedence over everything else. The Justice Department inherits primary investigatory jurisdiction, and the business of the Justice Department is above all the prosecution and conviction of individual criminals. Once that process is underway, the Justice Department typically denies information to the national security bureaucracies, taking the position that passing on information might "taint the evidence" and affect prospects for obtaining convictions....
  • The Philippine branch of terror: Al Qaeda is believed to have given initial funding to Abu Sayyaf

    10/26/2001 5:39:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 655+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, October 26, 2001 | By Dan Murphy
    MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - There are so many links between the Abu Sayyaf Group of the Philippines, which beheaded an American hostage a few months ago, and Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network, that on paper they look like the route map for a Peshawar-based airline. The links run from that high, bleak border city in Pakistan to terrorist dens in Afghanistan and Yemen; to murders and bombings in the Philippines; to the first attack on the World Trade Center; to a foiled attempt to assassinate the pope during a 1995 visit to Manila. A captured Abu Sayyaf guerrilla, ...
  • The Enemy within

    11/03/2001 10:40:43 AM PST · by IRtorqued · 59 replies · 1,074+ views
    TheNewAmerican ^ | 19 Nov 01 | William F. Jasper
    The Enemy Withinby William F. Jasper The terrorist threat comes from a long list of dangerous organizations, many of which may have extensive operations inside the United States. The current U.S. administration has sent American military forces to the other side of the world to capture Osama bin Laden. The real, imminent threat, however, is here at home. The horrendous attacks of September 11th involved only a small number of the Trojan Horse terrorist troops still within our gates. It is this legion of terror that must be rooted out before it can launch even more cataclysmic attacks of death ...
  • Iraq Connections to U.S. Extremists

    10/26/2001 8:20:31 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 19 replies · 177+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | October 26, 2001 | Kelly Patricia O’Meara
    In the global war on terror, law-enforcement officials may need to look in our own backyard for clues about who sent anthrax to Capitol Hill and TV anchormen. Who’s behind the deadly anthrax letters? That is the hot-button question of the moment. While federal law-enforcement officials have come up short in connecting the postal poison to Osama bin Laden, Iraq or any other individual terrorist or state sponsor of terrorism, experts well-versed in terrorism wonder why more attention hasn’t been focused on a connection much closer to home. For example, considerable evidence that may prove helpful in the ongoing investigation ...
  • U.S. Authorities Warned of Hijack Attack Plotting in 1995

    03/05/2002 9:06:51 AM PST · by marxwas a loser · 22 replies · 578+ views
    AP Wire ^ | Tuesday March 5 9:52 AM ET | By JIM GOMEZ and JOHN SOLOMON,
    Tuesday March 5 9:52 AM ET Authorities Warned of Hijack Risks Photos AP Photo &nbsp; By JIM GOMEZ and JOHN SOLOMON, U.S. authorities were alerted as early as 1995 that several Middle Eastern pilots were training at American flight schools and at least one had proposed hijacking a plane to crash into federal buildings, according to documents and interviews with Filipino and U.S. authorities. The information came from police interrogations with Abdul Hakim Murad and a computer seized from Ramzi Yousef, two men arrested after an accidental chemical fire at a Manila apartment tipped authorities to a major terrorist plot ...
  • Did OKC bombers join TWA 800 plot?

    04/20/2004 10:48:07 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 85 replies · 518+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 21, 2004
    Did OKC bombers join TWA 800 plot? Posted: April 20, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 In light of what we know now we need to look back at a whole bunch of things that happened in the 1990s to see if there might be an al-Qaida connection and that would include the Oklahoma City bombing and the TWA 800 flight. There may be no connection to terrorism, but boy do we need to take a second look at it.– Herbert Meyer, Reagan-era special assistant to CIA director, on "Fox and Friends," April 15, 2004 In this generation, no single reporter has...
  • Oklahoma City, TWA Flight 800, and the Gorelick connection

    04/16/2004 2:29:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 204 replies · 3,936+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-16-04 | Jack Cashill
    As a last question to former FBI head Louis Freeh, 9-11 Commissioner John Lehman asked whether Freeh was familiar with the information Jayna Davis has gathered for her new book, "The Third Terrorist." Davis, a former Oklahoma City newswoman, makes a powerful case that Terry Nichols had conspired with convicted World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef in the Philippines and that Timothy McVeigh had received direct aid in the construction and delivery of the bomb from, among others, likely Iraqi agent, Hussain Al-Hussaini, the alleged John Doe #2. This was an excellent question. Lehman, however, addressed it to the wrong...
  • Could We Have Prevented the Attacks?

    10/27/2001 5:03:29 PM PDT · by It'salmosttolate · 10 replies · 277+ views ^ | October 27, 2001 | by William Norman Grigg
    Could We Have Prevented the Attacks? by William Norman Grigg During the 1990s, the FBI uncovered clues indicating that bin Laden was planning to attack America with hijacked airliners. This information was never shared with local police. On April 19th, police arrested 30-year-old Leo V. Felton and 21-year-old Erica Chase after they had tried to pass counterfeit $20 bills at a Dunkin’ Donuts in East Boston. After the pair was booked and processed into the Nashua Street Jail, police turned the investigation over to the Secret Service. Seven days later, Felton was free on bail, despite the fact that federal ...

    04/11/2004 11:49:23 AM PDT · by Howlin · 58 replies · 1,738+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | April 11, 2004
    <p>STRANGE CELL-FELLOW: Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the '93 WTC bombing, in 1996, when he began spilling to a jail "friend."</p> <p>April 11, 2004 -- The 9/11 commission has been given an FBI report detailing mobster-turned-spy Gregory Scarpa Jr.'s 1996 prison exchanges with terrorist Ramzi Yousef. The Post's Al Guart reports how a Brooklyn hood became America's unlikely agent in the war on terror.</p>
  • "Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings" (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)

    04/10/2004 11:29:37 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 143 replies · 20,980+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 6/28/1993 | Laurie Mylroie
    Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Much energy has been spent linking the terror to Islamic fundamentalism. Yet Saddam,...
  • Chicago, L.A. towers were next targets

    03/29/2004 10:12:37 PM PST · by kattracks · 65 replies · 797+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/30/04 | Paul Martin
    <p>LONDON — Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, al Qaeda's purported operations chief, has told U.S. interrogators that the group had been planning attacks on the Library Tower in Los Angeles and the Sears Tower in Chicago on the heels of the September 11, 2001, terror strikes.</p>
  • Focus: The confessions of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

    03/28/2004 9:02:54 AM PST · by 1066AD · 22 replies · 1,950+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | March 28, 2004 | Christina Lamb in Kabul
    'I met Osama Bin Laden in Kabul. It was at this time we discussed the Heathrow operation' It makes a chilling picture. The mastermind behind the September 11 attacks has told interrogators that he and his terrorist nephew leafed through almanacs of American skyscrapers when planning the operation. Sears Tower in Chicago and Library Tower in Los Angeles — which was “blown up” in the film Independence Day — were both potential targets, according to transcripts of interrogations of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Al-Qaeda operations chief. “We were looking for symbols of economic might,” he told his captors. He recounted...
  • We Can Still Smell Red Meat (al Qaeda and OKC! From Clarke!!)

    03/26/2004 10:36:37 AM PST · by Piranha · 156 replies · 1,044+ views
    Just One Minute (Weblog) ^ | March 26, 2004 | unknown
    The always fascinating Dan Drezner has a bunch of good posts up.. sorry, we are going to skip to the red meat: On Page 127 [of his new "Against All Enemies"], Clarke notes that it's possible that al-Qaida operatives in the Philippines "taught Terry Nichols how to blow up the Oklahoma Federal Building." Intelligence places Nichols there on the same days as Ramzi Yousef, and "we do know that Nichols's bombs did not work before his Philippines stay and were deadly when he returned." This ties in to the theory that Clinton quashed investigations into a foreign connection to Terry...